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Page 8-Wednesday, December 2, 1981-The Michigan Daily
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Wolverines'squad shrinks.. ..
..Hurons upend puny 'M'V
By RON POLLACK
IF THERE IS a Michigan student who measures 6-8 or taller and can play
basketball, contact Wolverine coach Bill Frieder. He is in need of such an
individual-desperate need.
Last year, Michigan was short and this year they're even shorter. Quite
simply, the Wolverines are shrinking.
During the off-season, 6-11 center Tim McCormick had surgery on both of
his knees. There is a very good possibility that the Clarkston native will not
play this season. In Saturday's 83-72 loss to Arkansas, 7-2 reserve center Jon
Antonides suffered a groin injury. He underwent surgery that same day and
is expected to be out for four to six weeks. Michigan's player woes grew, and
the team's personnel continued to shrink, with the announcement that 6-6
forward M.C. Burton had quit the team.
In total, that is 20 feet, seven inches that the Wolverines were playing
without going into Monday night's game against Eastern Michigan. Thus,
the Wolverines played against the Hurons with only 38 feet, 11 inches worth
of returning lettermen.
During its 67-65 loss to the Hurons, "The Incredible Shrinking Team" con-
tinued to do what it is best at-growing shorter.
Nine minutes into the contest, forward Thad Garner (6-7) picked up his
third foul and was removed from the game, not to be seen again until the
second half. The Wolverines other starting forward, 6-7 Dean Hopson, per-
formed poorly and only saw 12 minutes of playing time.
Thus, with eight-and-a-half minutes to go in the first half, Michigan's
lineup consisted of Dan Pelekoudas (6-1) and Eric Turner (6-3) at guard, (6-
3) Greg Washington and (6-5) Joe James at forward, and (6-8) Willis Carter
at center. That lineup doesn't even qualify as small, it's downright puny.
"Our size disadvantage will take its toll," understated Frieder. "It's gon-
na be a tough season."
But that lineup was more than small, it was young and inexperienced.
These qualities reflect the Wolverines' bench strength, or lack thereof.
Guards Leslie Rockymore and Pelekoudas were the first two players off the
pines for Michigan. Not too bad, Rockymore scored a very respectable 13
points, second highest on the team behind James' 16. Pelekoudas, mean-
while, is a very intelligent performer.
But after this, the Wolverines' bench becomes questionable. The next sub
to come off the bench was Dave Hall. Hall is a backup quarterback for the
football team who along with wide receiver Washington is being used to fill
out the cagers decimated roster. By the end of the first half, Frieder had
used everyone on his bench except for the injured McCormick.
From the time Garner left the game with his third foul, causing Frieder to
play musical substitutes, Michigan went from being down 13-10 to a 36-24
halftime deficit.
"It's something we're gonna have to do since some of our kids can't go for
a full 40 minutes," said Frieder of his numerous substitutions. "Our defense,
fouls and the way we played had something to do with us going so deep in our
bench so early."
A team loss
But it wasn't just the bench that played poorly, in a game that saw the
Wolverines down by as many as 20 points. The performances turned in by the
starters was anything but impressive. The starting five of Person, Garner,
Hopson, Turner and James shot 31 percent from the field. Defensively,
Michigan also had problems as Eastern Michigan scored 18 of its 23 field
goals on slam dunks, layups, tip-ins or jump shots within 10 feet.
Although Garner and Person combined for 15 rebounds, the Wolverines
play along the front line left much to be desired. Eastern' Michigan's starting
front line scored 49 points to Michigan's 22.
This trio of Hurons, consisting of forwards Jeff Zatkoff (6-9) and Anth ny
White (6-5), and center Jack Brusewitz (6-9), isn't particularly tall. Tus,
the damage that they inflicted on the Michigan defense projects poorly for
the future when the Wolverines will encounter quality big men such as 7-3
Randy Breuer (Minnesota), 6-7 Clark Kellogg (Ohio State) and 6-10 Russell
Cross (Purdue).
Perhaps Frieder summed up his teams performance best when he said:
"I'd say we set basketball back a long way, especially in the first half."
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M'tops API honors

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By CHUCK JAFFE
WITH AP reports
The Associated Press named
Michigan wide receiver Anthony
Carter a first team All-American for
the second consecutive year yester-
day. Joining Carter on the first
team were tackle Ed Muransky and
guard Kurt Becker, while tailback
Butch Woolfolk was a second team
selection and tackle Bubba Paris
earned honorable mention honors.
The same five players were also
selected to the first team All-Big Ten
squad. They were joined by
linebacker Paul Girgash, defensive
backs Keith Bostic and Tony
Jackson, and punter Don Bracken,
who were Big Ten second team
selections, and Tom Dixon, Robert
Thompson and Mike Boren, who
were awarded honorable mention
positions on the squad.The three fir-
st-team All-American selections
were more than any other team in
the country.

"IT'S A DREAM come true,"
Muransky said. "This is something
you work for all your life. My heart
has been pumping all day because of
it."
Carter is one of only three players
on this year's All-American squad to
repeat the honor from last year. The
junior wide receiver led the
Wolverines this year with 44 recep-
tions, and 1,438 yards of all-purpose
offense.
Woolfolk, who along with Wiscon-
sin's Tim Krumrie was one of only
two unanimous All-Big Ten selec-
tions, became Michigan's all-time
leading rusher this season. The
senior from Westfield, N.J., rushed
for 1,305 yards in 1981, raising his
career total to 3,675 yards, which
makes him the third leading rusher
in Big Ten history.
Becker, Muransky, and Paris
were named All-Big Ten for the
second consecutive year, and all
three offensive linemen earned
honorable mention All-American
honors last year.

AP All-Americans
OFFENSE
Tight End - Tim Wrightman, UCLA,
senior.
Wide Receivers - ANTHONY CAR-
TER, MICHIGAN, junior; Julius
Dawkins, Pitt, junior.
Tackles - ED MURANSKY,
MICHIGAN, senior; Terry Tausch,
Texas senior.
Guards - KURT BECKER,
MICHIGAN, senior; Sean Farrell,
Penn State, senior.
Center - Dave Rimington,
Nebraska, junior.
,Quarterback - Jim McMahon,
Brigham Young, senior.
Running backs - Marcus Allen,
Southern California, senior; Herschel
Walker, Georgia, sophomore
Placekicker - Gary Anderson,
Syracuse, senior.
DEFENSE
Ends - Billy Ray Smith, Arkansas,
junior; Andre Tippett, Iowa, senior.
Tackles - Jeff Gaylord, Missouri,
senior; Kenneth Sims, Texas, senior.
Middle Guard - Tim Krumrie,
Wisconsin, junior.
Linebackers - Johnie Cooks,
Mississippi State, senior; Bob Crable,
Notre Dame, senior; Sal Sunseri, Pitt,
senior.
Backs - Terry Kinard, Clemson,
junior; Mike Richardson, Arizona
State, junior; 'Tommy Wilcox,
Alabama, junior.
Punter - Reggie Roby, Iowa, junior.

Woolfolk
... All-Big Ten

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Daily roto by BRIAN MASCN
A COMMON SIGHT to Wolverine fans is Anthony Carter making spec-
tacular plays. Carter, who was elected for the second straight season as an
Associated Press first team All-American, is shown making one of his 44
catches this year.
SPOR TS OF THE DAIL 1:

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
OVER THE PAST three years, Kurt Becker and Ed Muransky have been a
large part of the Wolverines' offensive attack. Becker and Muransky, who
line up next to one another, are shown doubleteaming a California defender
in a 1980 contest. Yesterday, both were named to the Associated Press' All-
American first team, and will appear with Carter in Bob Hope's Special
December 20.

NEW YORK (AP) - David Writers Assoc
Rimington, a junior center from the was the Big Eig
University of Nebraska, was named player of the y
winner yesterday of the 36th Outland win that award
Trophy, honoring the outstanding in- THE OTHE
terior college football lineman in the
country.
Rimington, a 21-year-old from
Omaha, Neb., is only the third junior
and second center to win the Outland,
which is selected by the Footballr

wins Outland

iation of America. He
ght Conference offensive
ear, the first lineman to
.
R juniors to win the

award were Zeke Smith, an Auburn,
guard, in 1958, and defensive end Ross
Browner of Notre Dame in 1976. The
only other center, to win it was Jim
Richter of North Carolina State in 1979.
Kenneth Sims, senior defensive
tackle from Texas, finished second in
the balloting and Roy Foster, senior of-
fensive guard from Southern Califor-
nia, was third.
Knicks 112, Pistons 100
NEW YORK (AP)- Maurice Lucas
scored a season-high 28 points and
pulled down 19 rebounds to lead the
New York Knicks to a 112-100 National
Basketball Association over the Detroit"
Pistons last night.
The Knicks never trailed after taking
an 11-10 lead with 8:10 left in the first
quarter on a basket by Lucas, who had
12 points in the period. Two free throws
by Lucas 43 seconds before inter-
mission gave the Knicks their largest
lead of the first half, 59-46, but two free
throws by Isiah Thomas and one by'
Terry Tyler cut the deficit to 59-49 at
halftime.

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AFTER A basket by Lucas gave the
Knicks their largest lead of the game at
67-51, the Pistons outscored New York
18-6 in the next 4:23 to cut the deficit to
73-69, and that was the closest Detroit
got the rest of the way.
John Long led the Pistons with a
season-high 29 points, while Kelly
Tripucka had 19 and Thomas 18.
Michael Ray Richardson scored 17
for New York, including 10 in the third
quarter, while Bill Cartwright scored
15.
The victory was the third straight for
New York after a 4-8 start. The Pistons
now are 8-8.
Indiana 69, Notre Dame 55
BLOOMINGTON, (AP) - Coach
Bobby Knight put four new faces in In-
diana's starting lineup last night, but it
took a combined 37 points by regulars
Ted Kitchel and Randy Wittman,
coming off the bench, to ingnite the 12th
ranked Hoosiers to a 69-55 college
basketball victory over No. 19 Notre
Dame.
For a while, though, until the
Hoosiers got back into the flow of the
game when Knight finally installed his
veterans, it looked like his plan might
backfire.
"THE STARTERS which included
four freshmen played as hard as they
could, and we almost put them back in
the game in the first half," said Knight.
Kitchel, a 6-8 junior scored 22 points,
including 14 during a first-half rally
that brought Indiana from eight points
down against the Irish.
UNIVERSITY
OF DOMINICA
School of Medicine
-English speaking, Ameri-
can curriculum
-2 years basic science on
island of Dominica
-2 years clinical rotation in
US hospitals
Veterinary School

Rimington
... top lineman

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